Inside the Mind of Isadora

“Dying Embers of our Love”

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Face - rose and tear

There was a time when things were different. You remember – don’t you???

It all happened in college. I was walking on campus with my girlfriend and you shouted something at us.

We turned.

Your colorfully bright shirt triggered a blinding glare. The sun bounced off the crimson fiery shades naturally worn by my pet Macaw. Red was your color. A sizzling burning cloak you wore so well.

What happened to our heated passion?

The days you when nothing and no one could come between us.

I’m standing before you and can’t understand your venom.

We’d grown apart.

Yes.

The days of growing old together were a distant memory.

I never wanted it to be like this.

I can’t keep myself from remembering those campus days.

When did it change?

When did we change?

I could see your eyes were filled with hatred as you walked away.

You swore revenge.

You shouted, “An eye for an eye”, while an outstretched arm mimicked a sword.

There was malice in your voice.

I knew we had slowly drifted apart.

How could you hold such rancor and bitterness for what had become so clear?

The resplendent love that emanated from us used to make the whole world go blind.

The dying embers of our love have, now, gone out.

When we kissed and parted that night, I knew, we would never meet again.

You walked away.

I was left with my cloak of memories.

Copyright 2014 © written by Isadora
Fiction Short Story written for this challenge.

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The Speak Easy at Yeah Write has challenged us to write.
Your piece must include the following sentence as the FIRST line: “There was a time
when things were different.


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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

39 thoughts on ““Dying Embers of our Love”

  1. Dear Issy,
    You have captured a complicated dynamic so perfectly and so concisely–like a haiku. I feel the pain and sorrow and confusion in this story. Well done!

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  2. Love is rustproof. Love which rusts soon is not a love but worst than hate.

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  3. So beautiful and yet so sad. Love can be so complicated when you’re young. 😀
    Well written Issy. 😀 *hugs*

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    • I wish complications occurred for the young only but, sadly, it can hit at any age.
      Sometimes, the longer people are in a relationship the more vindictive they become.
      This story was based on many experiences I’ve had with friends and family going
      through the Bid D.
      I’m happy you thought it was a worthy write.
      XO

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  4. Young love leaves a permanent mark in our hearts. You captured that very well 🙂

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    • I wish complications occurred for the young only but, sadly, it can hit at any age.
      Sometimes, the longer people are in a relationship the more vindictive they become.
      This story was based on many experiences I’ve had with friends and family going
      through the Bid D.
      I’m happy you thought it was a worthy write.
      Thank you, Obed Madina, for stopping by my blog and reading my entry.
      Isadora

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  5. Ah, young love. So passionate and so quick…definitely reminds me of my college days.

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  6. The brighter the fire, the worse it burns. You did such a good job capturing the pain that can come with the end of a relationship. Nicely done!

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  7. Without a closure,all ex relationships continue to haunt and hurt.The saddest of all is when love becomes sour and worst turns into hate!Feel so sorry for the girl!You brought out her anguish well 🙂

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    • Your comment and visit to my blog is greatly appreciated.
      I have had many friends go through these ugly divorces.
      It’s always difficult and painful. Glad you enjoyed this entry to the challenge.
      Thanks for the positive review.
      Isadora

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      • Yes,any break up is terrible and in a divorce,if there are kids involved,it is worse.In India,fortunately divorce is still not so prevalent ,maybe because of the long drawn court cases and that the support system re family and such-is still strong but slowly thgs are changing ,and at least in the
        urban areas,we can see it rearing its ugly head

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        • I didn’t know the divorce rate was climbing in the urban areas. It seems that because we are living longer our lives change so much so we eventually don’t have as many things in common. Perhaps, the religious and cultural traditions change too. Still, I feel people should be considerate of the other person they are divorcing, after all, it would be wrong to be dishonest within a marriage.. It’s a blessings to find someone who can fulfill your life.
          It’s a pleasure to meet you. I hope to return to your blog and read many of your wonderful stories.
          Isadora

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          • So true and I cannot agree more with you on that -ppl should be considerate-what hurts and is wrong for one,cannot be good for the other too,no?Thank you for the kind words -will look forward to seeing you again,God Bless,xx

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  8. A sad story … but you met the challenge well!

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  9. I just watched old friends endure a nasty divorce and this rang very true in light of that. Remembering how passionately in love they were, it was shocking to watch their loathing playing out in nasty ways. You’ve captured that experience very well.

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    • Yes .. divorce can be difficult and nasty. I’ve watched quite a few
      that weren’t pretty. I’ve been married 48 years so I had to dig into
      the memories of what my experiences were with people whose marriages
      I had been to but were now failed.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your insightful comment.
      Isadora

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  10. That was very powerful writing. I could feel the emotions. I love the way you incorporated the photo prompt as well. Best wishes, Zainab

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  11. The demise of a relationship is always painful. I wonder if walking away sooner would’ve alleviated some of the bitterness…

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    • Break-ups are all so complex. Many of my friends have experienced these
      painful endings. Because I’ve been married for 48 years, it was challenging
      to write about this but fascinating to attempt.
      Thanks for the visit and comment. ~~~~ : – )
      Isadora

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  12. We all have our heartbreak memories, Issy. You’ve written this with such emotion and feeling, that it really rings true.

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    • I’ve had friends go through these horrific break-ups. It’s so sad.
      I often wondered how they could forget the way they felt at the beginning
      of their relationship. Since I’ve been married 48 years, I had to dig deep
      into the world of others.
      Thanks for the visit, Sylvia. I always enjoy seeing your comments.
      Issy xo

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  13. Sometimes loves sad like that… good job!

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    • Yes, indeed, it can be. I love writing about love.
      Happy or sad it doesn’t matter. I’m a hopeless when
      it comes to love.
      I’m very happy you enjoyed my short little fiction.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your very nice comment.
      Isadora

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  14. I loved reading,it had so much emotion.

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  15. The past sometimes destroys the future.

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  16. Desperately sad Issy but well written.

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    • Ahhh … El Amor … so complex. I always enjoy writing about it.
      I love the challenge of going into the various struggles it can
      bring many. BUT … what would life be without AMOR ???
      Thank you dear friend … you always make me smile.
      Namaste xoxo

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